How much can you use the ingredients of the perfume you use? If you never ask, “What is oud?” We hope you will enjoy and add insight into the glossary of fragrance and aromatherapy ingredients that are often used in the Perfume and Toiletries industry.

The fragrance of the Aldehyde (see below) with the characteristics of green-green scent, and musky fragrance.

Organic compounds are present in many natural ingredients, which can be synthesized artificially, such as aliphatic aldehyde which is used to give a touch to the “Chanel No 5” Perfume product.

Masculine scent that is heavy, with a full, woody and warm aroma. Amber oil comes from the Baltic Amber tree.

Secretion of whales with a aroma like cinnamon. Usually synthetically reproduced.

Oil obtained from ambrette seeds (from flower shoes) has a smell like musk. Usually used as an experiment for original musk.

White flowering shrubs or trees found in Haiti and South America. Often used as cheaper sandalwood.

Masculine aroma of balsamic resin from the Styrax tree.

Tangy oil is extracted from bergamot oranges that cannot be consumed, mostly grown in Italy.

Chemical scent that adds to the “sea breeze” or sea tones for Tropical or Sea fragrances.

Synthetic aldehyde with a spicy, ambery, musky, floral aroma. Used to give rise to velvety scents or oriental cashmere “flavors”.


Animal secretions from beavers castors are used to give the scent of leather fashion to fragrances. Often reproduced synthetically.

The spirit extract from the tree fruit is used to make a fragrant aroma of orange.

Civet is purchased by farms at the base of the African civet cat’s tail. Pure Civet contains a lot of strong and unpleasant odor, but in small amounts it is used to increase the depth and warmth of the aroma of perfume and toiletris.

Clary Sage
This herb oil tries to smell fragrant, with shades of amber, straw and tobacco.

Coumarine / Kumar
Commonly used perfume compounds such as vanilla. Found from tonka bean (see below), but also found in lavender, sweetgrass, and other plants.

Frangipani / Cambodia
Tropical flowers that have a distinctive fragrance, are widely grown in Asia with various types, also known as West India Jasmine.

Sap resin from trees found in Saudi and East Africa. Also called Olibanum.

Gum resin that gives a green-green / greenish odor.

Guaiac Wood
Trees that grow in South America from gums whose oils are used in fragrances.

The chemical aroma that has a soft jasmine aroma and gives spirit and mood enhancers.

The flowers of the heliotropium family, which have a strong and sweet aroma of vanilla with almond notes.

Chemical compounds containing flowers at low concentrations, scented with banana skin / aroma decomposition at high concentrations. Widely used in fragrances.

ISO E Super
Chemical scents that are not soft, woody, and yellow with a velvety sensation. Used to provide wealth in fragrances.

Flowers are widely used in fragrances. Jasmine is one of the 6 most expensive perfume ingredients in the world.

Aromatic gum from the Rockrose bush. The smell of cinnamon is approved to allow ambergris (see above), and can also be used to give scented notes to leather fashion.

Gardenia (tiare) petals macerated in coconut oil.
Sometimes called Monoi de Tahiti.

Muguet is also called Lily of the Valley of France. One of the three flower scents that are most widely used in perfumes. Unlike jasmine and roses extracted from flowers, Muguet is usually reproduced synthetically.

Natural musk comes from the meeting of musk deer. Most of the muskids provided and sold in the world today are synthetic. This is a good thing because musk is found in almost every male fragrance and cologne. Natural musk is one of the 6 most expensive perfume ingredients in the world.

Gum resins produced from shrubs are found in Saudi and East Africa.

The white flower from this tree is widely used in the production of French perfume.

Orange oil is distilled from sweet or bitter orange tree flowers. The Italian term for neroli is zagara.

Derived from moss that grows in Oak / Oak trees. It is expected to be high because of the aroma, which is heavy and oriental at first, to be soft and earthy when the perfume evaporates, remembering on bark, beaches, and pine forests.

Herbs grown in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean, also known as sweet nuts. The resin produces an aroma similar to balsam or lavender.

Derived from iris plants. Has the aroma of flowers, weight and wood. Orris is one of the 6 Most Expensive Perfume Materials in the World.

A flowering tree native to China, appreciated for its soft apricot aroma.

Refers to wood from Agar trees which are mostly found in Southeast Asia. Fragrant resin is valued by perfume. Oud is one of the 6 most expensive perfume ingredients in the world.

Modern synthetic fragrances, intended to mimic the scent of fresh air rich in water right after heavy rains in the rainforest.

Dense bushes originated from Malaysia and India. Has a musty, spicy aroma. Often used as a base note.

One note of the main flowers used in fragrances. Rose is one of the 6 most expensive perfume ingredients in the world.

Rose de Mai
The traditional name is given to Rose Absolute (rose essential oil) which is produced by solvents and then extraction of alcohol.

Made from oil from Indian sandalwood trees. One of the oldest known fragrance ingredients, commonly used as a base note.

Tonka Bean
Derived from native Brazilian plants. It has a vanilla aroma with a hint of cinnamon, clove and almond aroma. Used as an alternative to the aroma of vanilla for masculine perfume.

Plants with white flowers that are very fragrant, resembling lily flowers in Indonesia known as the Night Flower.

Derived from vanilla orchid pods. Very fragrant, popular, and high value to produce.

Fragrant grass with woody roots, fibrous, which is used to filter oil that smells of moist soil with wood, soil, bark, and earthy impression. A very important ingredient in making masculine perfumes.

Ylang Ylang
Many shade trees that grow in Asia with fragrant flowers. Used in tropical flower perfumes that are exclusive and expensive proceeds.